questionsyet another woot site?

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Somewhere, the spider sense of @jsjohnson64 is tingling...

Wonder if this comment will stay up?

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Two words: rudderless ship.

Let's just call it "Amazon with crappier shipping" and put a fork in it.

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I wish I could tell Darth that that was not the product category I was looking for.

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Woot is currently selling about 619 items on its sites, not including Shirt.Woot (they sell almost all of the shirts they've ever sold; that would artificially raise the number of items currently being sold, and it's high enough already). I remember when Woot was "One Day, One Deal".

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I am sorry I didn't have the time to watch Woot accessorize itself further.

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I was hoping for Cuff Links and Tiepins but I guess I'll have to make do.

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I see this going down like this:

Some Amawoot executive got some report that lists the top 10 most searched for items on the internet that results in a purchase. They went down the list until they got to something that Woot doesn't have a dedicated site for and suddenly went 'WE MUST CAPTURE THAT TRAFFIC!' and directed someone to make a new woot site for it so that they can capture that extra 6.294% traffic.

Brand identity be damned! We must capture the traffic.

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The only thing that I might like about the new one is that it might prevent watches and accessories from cluttering up the others.

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Anyone else wishfully looking for a hidden BoC like when tools opened up?

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@bingo969: That explanation probably makes the most sense out of anything. But that might be giving way too much credit since that implies there is at least some sort of a plan.

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@wisenekt: My assumption was that since Tanga.com already has it, and 1SaleADay already has it, woot must have it.

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That's totally implied, I just thought the name would be too long for woot! ;P

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Its all about content delivery resulting in sales. Woot helped pioneer this new shopping experience, the deal a day site. WIth woot's success at the format, a bunch of other, similar sites cropped up. Then some of them started offering 2 or 3 deals a day.

When "13 deals" hit the scene, i remember thinking "well that's just ridiculous"

but now, look at our poor beloved woot.

It's quickly playing out what was once a nice and innovative shopping format. I'm sure it captures traffic, and results in more one-off sales because of it, but repeat customers? Oh, i certainly still buy from woot, but not nearly as much. My shopping here has slowed down so much that my wife noticed - mistakenly thinking we were having money problems because i hadn't gotten a woot package in so long :D :D :D (we're not, lol)

Woot has sunk to the level of copying it's copycats. As a longtime wooter - thats sad, really.

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@tmdowling: Good point. Just the way kids.woot has kept the kids' stuff off all the other pages.

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you should Be o Checking it out

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Been Over Checking the accessories page recently?

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as with the launch of the tools & Garden site this one too had a BoC (now sold out) hidden in a plus sale this morning

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@natedogg828: Ok, this is just ridiculous. And really annoying. It's just not fun to be here anymore.

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I've given up all hope on the "cool woot" that we all knew and loved. Make all sub-sites you want, because I rarely even look outside the community section anymore.

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@firebirdude: Deals, what deals? Those are a thing of the past. But the community here is awesome.

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@nvaine: Yes, and how watches.woot kept all the watches off of woot. Or not...http://www.woot.com/plus/jorg-gray-watches

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I would rather have one or two sites with really good deals than 100 sites that are only a deal for the poor sucker that at one time paid the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

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Someone leaked a preview of the next woot site redesign! Here it is:
http://www.amazon.com/b?me=A1KWJVS57NX03I

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So...
Woot == Amazon Gold Box
Woot off == Lightning Deals

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@bsmith1: I always just thought that was Woot's storefront on Amazon, much like the Zappos one: http://www.amazon.com/b?me=A38MYE29B8LFRT.

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@chris12345: Yes, but my point is they sell so many items each day, they need to just put it all there in a searchable, sortable format. That's where we're heading will all these sub-sites. I mean...just look how long the tab names are getting. "tools & garden", "accessories & watches"...c'mon, I thought "sellout" was pushing it because it was more than 5 characters long.

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Did anyone else have a secret desire to do a watches and accessories theme day on deals ?
Power to the People !